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INDIAN VALI,EY RECORD GENERAL HUGH S. JOHNSON United Futugee WNU ~rvk0 TIIREE HOT POTATOES There are three hot potatoes in this congress: (1) The Hatch bill extensions to prevent political activity in state ad- ministrative departments disbursing federal funds--(2) the Smith com- mittee's suggestion to get rid of the present National Labor Relations board, appoint a new one, prevent it from being both prosecutor and judge and make it impartial rather than a pressure bureau to force a particular form of organization on labor whether it wants it or not---(3) the Walter Logan bill to give quick. easy and inexpensive relief from czarism in the growing maze of lit- tle one-man governments by requir. hag them to proceed within their constitutional and statutory authori- ty without the present necessity of long and prohibitively expensive court procedure. Perhaps each of these provisions could be brought nearer, to perfec- tion by greater delay--but there has been delay enough. All three areas stink. All three need attention along the general lines of these proposals. This is so clear that even their op- ponents hardly question it. The di- rection of the abuses in all three eases tend toward political coercion and perpetuation of the party in pow- er, toward arbitrary personalized government away from the stability of government by law and toward the caprice and tyranny of govern- ment by men with few statutory limits on their discretion. It is true that a part of the oppo- sition is from the minority party and to that extent sounds like build- ing up campaign material and is tinged with partisanship. But that Another tough question Jar Welles. sound and taint are completely off. set by the fact that standing alone that group is so far in the minority as to be futile. In every case, the sponsors and the strength of the sup- porters are Democrats. 'But they are Democrats who, for the most part. are not radical and extreme New Dealers. There are notable exceptions, but the latter clique in congress is almost a unit in rabid and uncompromising oppo- sition. It isn't a pre~[y picture. This is largely the bunch that clamors for a third term for Mr. Roosevelt and who are so out of touch With their! own party that they could hardly ex- pect to survive in politics if he~ doesn't get it. FARLEY 'FARMERS' DAY' For an affair so widely advertised as "non-political," Henry Wallace's birthday party for the AAA was about the most powerful political stunt that has yet been pulled. It was geared to get a capacity radio audience of our six to seven million farm families. They were also reminded that, from the mo- ment the President took office, he began pushing for legislation, part of which they had so long demand- ed, and never stopped plugging un- til he got it. On these facts. Mr. Roosevelt told them: "So it ~s more important than ever (due to the war) for the farm- ers to have ~ government in Wash- ington that i, looking out for their interests." $ * $ Mr. Farley warned them against taking it for granted that the farm "benefits" w,~uld go on unless they attended "to the votes in congress which keep i;' going, or to the views of men and parties seeking office." That is a good deal like Aubrey Williams' w, dely condemned advice to WPA workers to ,"vote to keep your friends in power" but it is ef- fective politics. Mr. Farley also proposed a nation. al holiday- "Farmers' day"--to commemorate- the occaesion. Jim certainly is a talented political or- ganizer. If he could add a "WPA Workers' day" and a "Negroes' day" he would about comph te the joining up of the "day" front of the minorify class pressure gro,~ps upon which he must rely through public, handouts fur Democratic majorities. Later nn, ~hen the youth and age groups are made a little more class conscious, he could add a "Youth day" and an "Old Folks' day." The New Deal had a good oppor- tunity and they made the ln~St of it. But they go too far when they claim a monopoly on the policy of "equali- ty for agriculture." A group af Republicans, led by Charlie McNary and. George Peek and a Dorrocrat or two, invented most of the principles and argu- ments for their program. They were its Pete:s ,he H frmlts. SWEDEN TAKES A HAND WASHINGTON.--One of the most significant factors behind the Fin- nish-Russian peace maneuvers is that they have been inspired in large part by the invisible hand of the No. 2 Nazi, Field Marshal Her- mann Goering. Acting for him was the most pow- erful man in Scandinavia, Axel Wenner Gren, who has been a close friend of the German Air Minister ever since Goering married his first wife. the niece ~ Swedish Baron Swinging hard /or Sweden. Rosen. Somewhere in the Finnish- Russian peace picture also (though the state department denies it) may I be Sumner Welles. Wenner Gren, who controls the Bofors munitions company and is the richest man in Sweden, was on his yacht, the Southern Cross, in the harbor of Nassau a few weeks ago when he received a coded mes- sage from Goering. The cable asked him to take the same ship as Welles took on his peace mission. Wenner Gren flew to New York, boarded the Rex, and when he got to Rome, saw Mussolini before Welles did. Then he proceeded through Switz- erland with Welles to Berlin, where he still is, and where he has been throwing his weight behind an early peace. Business Against War. Goering's and Wenner Gren's in- terest in Finnish peace is easy to understand. From the viewpoint of 'the Ge,'man army it would be Just as disastrous to have Russia sweep "~hrough Finland and perhaps on to Sweden, as to have the Allies or- ganize an expeditionary force to stop Russia. [ In either case, Sweden's rich iron 'deposits would fall into the hands of a foreign power. What the German army wants is a relatively tranquil Russia, from which Germany can draw raw ma- terials. Also, the longer Russie is forced to continue fighting, the more vulnerable she becomes in the south, where are located the rich Baturn oil fields, now invaluable to Germany. Similarly, an allied expeditionary force sent through Sweden, perhaps turning that country into a battle- field, would ruin the Wenner Gren interests. He is chairman of the Swedish Cellulose company, took over a large part of the Kreuger interests, and heads the Electrolux company. Swedish parent of the American subsidiaries which make vacuum cleaners and refrigerators. Note---The peace activity of Axel Wenner Gren illustrates the attitude of big business in both Wall Street and London's City. Unlike the ease MIAMI BEACH. -- Base hits, pieced together, make a ball player's meal ticket. As a result, when the average player isn't hit- ting, his head goes down and he frets and worries so much he can't field, either. Frank Crosetti is an exception. The Yankee shortstop, in the com- pany of a bombing crew, doesn't hit much more than his weight, yet every day he is out there hustling and playing a great game of ball. No player in either major league gives a smoother performance from one end of a season to the other. FRANKIE CROSETTI Every day is Just like every other they're all good. Crosetti, of course, has spurts in which he will average .300 or over and when he hits a ball solidly, he can drive it a long way, having a fine wrist action that makes up for the size and weight that most power hitters have. It was a home run by Crosetti with Myrll Hoag on base in the eighth inning that broke the resistance of- fered by Dizzy Dean to the Yankees ha the second game of the 1938 world series--a smash that wrecked a #las- sic stand by Diz when the odds loomed high against him. The Best Combination Frankie's main value to the Yan- kees lies, naturally, in his superb defensive play. He and Joe Gordon provide the Yanks with the best sec- ond-base combina. Lion in the game to. day and one of the best ever. Of these latter day hook-ups pre- ceding that of Cre- setti and Gordon, a balance was lack- ing. Lazseri, one of Joe Gordon the great second basemen through his first seven years with the Yankees ~ldn't have, in Koenig, a shortstop to match him. Koenig was a good ball player but an erratic one, a much better hitter than Crosetti but nowhere near Crosetti in the matter of field- ing skill, so that Lazzeri had to i carry him much of the time. Lazzeri also had to carry Crosetti when Frankie joined the Yankees, schooling him to the majors and working out, between them, some semblance of smoothness. And then, Just as Crosetti had ~earned his way around and learned how to work in the last war, American bankers ' with Lazzeri, Tony slowed up. are ardent rooters for peace. This At last Joe McCarthy, striving time not they but Uncle Sam, i desperately for a combination that through Jesse Jones, is lending the could make double plays, put Cro- money. Not only is there no dough I setti and Gordon together. They are in war, but ff Nam-Communlsm i perfectly matched and play togeth- wins, the capitalistic system stands er with confidence, speed and in danger. More on Gren. Axel Wenner Gren, although a friend of Goering's, is quite pro- ~merican. His dark-eyed, fascinat- hag wife comes from Kansas City. The Weaner Gren yacht, Southern Cross, rescued 378 of the Athenia survivors last September . . . Also it was the home of Greta Garbo during her recent stay in Florida and Bahamitm waters. On it Greta ate copiously instead of dieting. Her dietician was trying to get her to put more weight around her shoulders. Greta's wardrobe aboard the Southern Cross was so meager that she wore slacks most of the time, hardly had an evening dress. Friends attributed this to the fact that she never goes shopping--that means being stared at. MERRY-GO-ROUND. Forthright Governor Stark of Mis- souri has started a Hatch law of his own. He has ruled that any state official who runs for office must get off the public payroll. Justice Frank Murphy is having a hard time breaking into the work of the Supreme court. He is auto- matically barred from sitting in a number of cases, because as attor- ney general he represented the gov- ernment in originating there. The war has created a new con- cept of transoceanic flying, once con. sidered the height of daring adven- ture. Today it's the acme of safety, compared to crossing by ship in waters infested with submarines and mines. The transatlantic airlines are getting more passengers and mail busines, s than they can handle. rhythm. The plays they made in the World Series last fall--the plays they made during the championship season--satisfied even McCarthy, a hard man to satisfy---a man whose fetish Is the double play. The Threat by Werber Winning a berth with the Yankees wasn't an easy one for Crosetti--or, rather, holding it after he had won it wasn't easy. Because of his light hitting, his job was in danger in the spring of 1933, after he had been the regular shortstop through 1932, his first year. Also at the Yankee camp in the spring of 1933 at St. Petersburg was Bill Werber, now third baseman of the Reds. Werber was faster---Cro- settl never has beeu exactly a speed merchant, for all the agility with which he bounces around the short field, spearing line drives, scooping up grounders, starting or pivoting on double plays--and another of Mc- Carthy's demands is for speed--and more speed. Werber was fiery, col- orful and aggressive---and Crosettl then, as now, was so quiet as to be almost backward, even on the field. The Threat Answered Werber, just up from Buffalo, started with a rush that spring. Be- fore the stay at St. Petersburg ended, it looked as though the job was his, and other managers, be- lleving McCarthy had made his choice, made offers for Crosettl. Then McCarthy gave Crosettl a fling at the job again and the fine play he turned in as the team swung North decided the tussle. He held on--and Werber went to the Red Sox, l THERE are two styles that you know right now you'll need, even if your Spring wardrobe is not entirely settled in your own mind! During the months to come, you'll want several free-and-easy sleeveless tennis frocks; and even before that, you'll want at least one "little suit" for street and run- about. Well, here they both are, in this truly money-saving pattern (8597). The tennis frock has a swing skirt, wide, inset belt and [Stranl e Fac High.Cost lnjuri,s Man~ Shinto festivals in Japan include a religious orchestra whose members only go through the motions of playing on their in- struments and, consequently, do not make a sound. This "music," which is directed toward the gods, is played silently because it is too sacred to be heard by human ears. ==fagS=== Since 1876, nine men have been known to cross the Atlantic ocean in rowboats. Six were in pairs, while the other three succeeded alone. The last one was Joseph Lawlor, who rowed from Boston to a small port in Spain in 1911. The largest settlement ever made on an automobile liability policy for a single accident was $225,000, which was paid a few months ago to a group of persons who were injured in a wreck of a station wagon on Long Island. Set- tlement was made without litiga- tion.--Collier's. WOMEN1 Help ward off functional ~eriodic pains by taking Dr. Picrce's avorite Prescription over a period of time. Helps build physical resistance by improving nutritional assimulation. ---Adv. Manners Not Idle For manners are not idle, but the fruit of loyal nature and of noble mind.---Tennyson. e tt RA. SMOKES ROLL SO PERFECT, THERE'S NO NEED TO EVEN TWIST UP THE ENDS/ IIIne roll.your.own dgarottu in every kandy tin of Prince Albert Thursday, March 28, 1940 strap .back. Add the pinch-waisted little jacket-bhmsc (the fitting is all by means of easy darts) and there's O-Cedar it, Lady! Glvo your furniture a clemt warm lustrous look your suit-frock. Lady, you can clean the murky, grimy, dirty What's more, you can make the lookfromfurniture(woodworkandfloors) and polish them as you deaa them when jacket-blouse two ways--with seal- youusegenuineO-CedarPolish.ltsavcshal[ loped sleeves and neckline, and yourtime, asyourfurnituretakesonadean with a naive, round collar. So you look, then a lovely lmtre, a soft warm siiken can see what a help this clever lustre. Ask your neighborhood dealer fox: pattern will be! Perfect i'or sum- mertime in sports cottons, it will be very smart for right now in silk print, tie silk or flat crepe. Pattern No. 8597 is designed for MOPS, WAX, DUSTERS, CLEANERS AND sizes 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20. Size 14 O-CEDAR FLY AND MOTH SPRAY requires 2Vz yards of 39-inch ma- terial for frock; 1'% yards for jacket-blouse; 3 yards trimming. Send order to: SEWING CIRCLE PATTERN I)EPT. 149 New Montgomery Ave. San Francisco Calif. Enclose 15 cents in coins for Pattern No Size Name Address Ask Me nother A General Quiz The Questions 1. How deep is mark twain? 2. When one goes to sleep, which is the last of the senses to suc- cumb to Morpheus? 3. If your wife wanted a wimple to wear, where would she go to purchase it, the jeweler's, millin- er's or dress shop? 4. According to the Bible, the price of what is above rubies? 5. Mary Ball was the mother of what United States President? 6. Did Confucius live before or after Christ? 7. What is the 16west gear in an automobile? 8. The name of what shellfish is used to denote an ill-tempered person? An insignificant one? A close-mouthed one? 9. What is the largest flower grown in the United States? 10. Can you name the two parts of a fraction? The Answers 1. Twelve feet. 2. Sense of hearing. 3. Mi]liner's. 4. Wisdom. 5. Washington. 6. Five centuries before. 7. Reverse. 8. Crab. Shrimp. Clam. 9. It is believed to be the flower of the umbrella tree which grows to 15 inches in diameter. 10. The r~umerator and the de- nominator. llalf of the Tale He hears but half who hears one party only.--Aeschylus. BRIMMINC baskets of tasty vegetables, uni- formly excellent. That's your reward from Ferry's Seeds. Displays in stores everywhere. 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Modem comfort st reesonobM prices. $1,00 without both. $1.50 with beth. Attr~tive weakly totes. 245 ELL on S GRINS RADIO DEALERp JIM HOODs PRAISING PRINCE ALBERTI JIM HOOD (rblht) takes '~ime out" with Thud Cole- man tO enjoy a P.A. "makin's" smoke. "A man fools pretty slick-flngored with that I~.A. crimp cut in his papers" says Thud. Every Saturday night, "makin'g' smokers and pipe-fans, too, enjoy that P.A. radio show-- "Grand or Opry." (See your local newspaper.). THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE